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Must see highlight in Nicosia

Gorgeous old han, much like the ones in Bursa but smaller. Great little artisan shops and good restaurant and Turkish coffee house.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Amman, Jordan

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Amman, Jordan
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous old han, much like the ones in Bursa but smaller. Great little artisan shops and good restaurant and Turkish coffee house.

Thank HPBeek
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautifully restored building with splashes of Turkish coffee shops and mounds of second hand literature.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this to be the most interesting stop on our trip to Nicosia. It had an interesting story to go along with the historical facts.

Thank traveljo1988
Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful courtyard surrounded by interesting shops--many much better than the standard souvenir shops elsewhere in northern Nicosia. The cafe in the courtyard serves delicious Turkish pastries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd never been inside a caravanerai (a medieval inn and where they could also house their horses and do their trading) and it's a unique opportunity to do that. That said, the "wow" factor is pretty low but it's a nice place to meander around and look at the shops and possibly grab lunch or something to drink in a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, of course you simply must visit the Buyuk Han, the restored "grand inn" in North Nicosia. Craft shops, tourist shops, restaurants, cafes - plenty of opportunities to relax from the burdens of travel. No, really, put down your mobile device, slow down, spend some time here ... and talk to people. You may find yourself talking to the Greek-speaking... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicosia, divided city. Though the differences between "south" and "north" in this city are not big, there is a slightly different feeling on either side. Buyuk Han is part of the "northern" feeling. Quiet place, lots of small entrepreneurs, arts & crafts and food & drinks, but mostly a monument worth walking around in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Han is a very nice place to take a break from the crowded streets surrounding it. According to a shopkeeper I spoke to, It served the same purpose originally as the large house and palaces in Venice near the Realto bridge. They were a safe place for storage and selling on goods that came into the city for the... More 

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Paralimni, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A worthwhile visit. Gives you a great sense of the history of Nicosia and some lovely crafts available to buy. Not all the stores were open because it was so hot and some stalls have very commercial goods that are not very authentic. However, there were some lovely stalls with authentic hand-made things and the people are all so friendly.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The courtyard of the Great Inn built by the Ottomans. No entrance fee to see this fascinating courtyard that is full of craft shops and cafes. Certainly a tourist trap, but not too tacky! Definitely worth an hour or so's wandering around.

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